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New York Times, Friday, November 23, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,868
Across
1. Island east of Java : BALI
5. Tower locale : BABEL
10. Stinging remark : BARB
14. Ribicoff et al. : ABES
15. Separately : APART
16. Biblical brother : ESAU
17. Quit : CASHINONESCHIPS
20. Between F.D.R. and D.D.E. : HST
21. Virginia : DARE
22. British P.M. : HEATH
23. Counterpart of Fahr. : CENT
24. Times : ERAS
26. Balboa's vantage point : PANAMA
29. Arnold, for one : TRAITOR
32. Offensive : EVIL
33. Long and snap : SHOTS
34. Labor initials : CIO
36. Quit, emotionally : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
40. Relative : SIB
41. "___ by any other name . . . " : AROSE
42. Naturalness : EASE
43. Do a grammar chore : DECLINE
45. Calls up : PHONES
47. Egyptian dancing girl : ALME
48. Family : CLAN
49. Pool member : STENO
52. Loam : SOIL
53. Prefix for angle or pod : TRI
56. Quit : THROWINTHETOWEL
60. Galway islands : ARAN
61. Chewer : MOLAR
62. Young Moses's river : NILE
63. Qualifiers : BUTS
64. Shackles : IRONS
65. Cameo material : ONYX
Down
1. Musical genius : BACH
2. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
3. For fear that : LEST
4. Sort of: Suffix : ISH
5. Top ___ : BANANA
6. Nautical direction : APORT
7. Curse : BANE
8. Poetic word : ERE
9. Mil. officers : LTS
10. Command : BEHEST
11. World area : ASIA
12. Kind of attention : RAPT
13. Kind of league : BUSH
18. Bibliography notation : IDEM
19. Carriage : CHAISE
23. Junior bovine : CALF
24. Eat away : ERODE
25. Scold : RATE
26. Throws : PEGS
27. Sidestep : AVOID
28. Weeper of myth : NIOBE
29. Pronoun : THESE
30. Malibu sight : OCEAN
31. Wash : RINSE
33. Glistened : SHONE
35. Certain writings : ODES
37. Uncultivated : FALLOW
38. Prepare the Yule tree : TRIM
39. Lowly worker : PEON
44. Rules : CANONS
45. Toolbox essential : PLIERS
46. Cease : HALT
48. Cagney role : COHAN
49. Brief effort : STAB
50. Traffic-sign word : THRU
51. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
52. Normandy town : STLO
53. Pollux or St. Paul : TWIN
54. Count on : RELY
55. Holly : ILEX
57. German measure : IMI
58. Hide ___ hair : NOR
59. Lennon partner : ONO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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